My Story


I always knew I’d end up in a creative job, painting and drawing from an early age I went on to study animation and then design and finally came to photography. My photographic journey started with portraiture and commercial, eventually being drawn mainly to Wedding Photography. I’m very sociable and chatty so Weddings fit well with my personality, I love having a laugh so couples and guests feel relaxed in front of the camera plus I get to go to a party every week, sure what’s not to love!

I love the great outdoors and I document many of my adventures with video and images, these can also be seen on my website and instagram account. I’m adamant that I create awesome images for all couples and my aim is to capture the essence of your day, and that pretty much sums me up. I am Derek O’Rourke, artist, photographer, story-teller, Father, dog lover and outdoors fanatic.

I am Memento photography and I LOVE what I do!